Wendy Scharien

Wendy Scharien Denise Lester Dance Academy Pickering Faculty

Wendy settled in Pickering at age twelve and began her formal dance training with Denise. This past year marked Wendy’s 25 anniversary as a member of the DLDA. Wendy’s talent shone through and she became a valued member of the studio’s competitive team. Her competitive and examination successes were many receiving overall high scoring awards at local and international competitions across Canada and the U.S.

She entered the professional field quite young, performing for Canada’s Wonderland and the CNE. Wendy is still performing. She is a dancer for the “Viva Las Vega” show at the Old Scott House and for the “Newcomers Show”. Wendy performed for the Auto Show, In South Pacific, Gogo danced for Industrials and for the “Disco Knights” Disco band, was part of the Spirit Walk for Pickering Museum, a member of the Pelican Players and many functions for the city of Pickering. She performed and choreographed Fashion shows for Cougar Boots, the Women’s Show, Weekenders, Food Expo and many Mall Promotions. She was a judge for the Mini Miss Canada Pageant, worked with the North York Children’s Opera, choreographed for La Senza and Lola and Quinn from Zoey 101.

Wendy is a passionate fun loving teacher who takes great pride in the accomplishments of her students. Whether she is teaching a class for beginners, working with our youngest competitive dancers or the most advanced her choreography is always inventive and entertaining. “I Love them all” She says. “It doesn’t matter the age. When you see somebody trying a move week after week and then finally get it! It’s a beautiful thing.”